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MaryJB
07-13-2009, 02:41 PM
Could someone post a knitted hat for a child that is a tube and then you put it inside each other to make a nice warm hat. I have seen a few adult patterns but being new to knitting I don't know how to downsize. THere was one years ago in a old magazine but I think that was adult too. Thanks

Jan in CA
07-13-2009, 03:18 PM
Not all of these are for children, but if you know how to do a kids hat all you have to do is follow the basic idea.

http://alison.knitsmiths.us/pattern_double_knit_cap.html
http://webhome.idirect.com/~quanah/patdoublehat.html

This one has children's sizes.
http://www.elann.com/ShowFreePattern.asp?Id=178024

MaryJB
07-13-2009, 08:57 PM
Thanks for the patterns! I was hoping to find something with worsted weight and larger needles as I was going to attempt 6 or 7 hats before Christmas. Maybe I should just go back to a standard hat. I will be watching this post for any suggestions. Thanks

Jan in CA
07-14-2009, 12:44 AM
The first two are worsted weight. Take a look at the construction. It's really simple. Basically you do a provisional cast on then knit one hat and finish it off. Then you put the provisional cast on stitches on your needles and knit another hat. I've made a couple of them and they are really pretty easy. You just have to make sure they are both the same size. ;)

MaryJB
07-14-2009, 03:03 PM
Well, I am going to give this a try! Thanks Mary

Jan in CA
07-14-2009, 03:19 PM
You're welcome! We'll be here if you need help. :thumbsup:

Hint... when you pick up the provisional cast on do a purl row so you have a turning row. It'll lay nicer. I think one of those patterns at least has that on it, too.

MaryJB
07-14-2009, 06:29 PM
Only one or two more questions. I am going to try the one where you increase 9 times to 90 stitch. I figured this to be about an 18 inch hat. To make it larger would would you keep on increasing or use a larger needle. I suspect if you increase once or twice more you would have to make the body length longer too. Am I thinking too much or is this a reasonable question?

Thanks for your patience!

Jan in CA
07-14-2009, 06:52 PM
Ohhhh I haven't done one top down before, but that might actually be better.

What weight yarn are you using? I've only made worsted weight hats and usually cast on about 80 or so for an adult. It depends on the pattern and yarn weight. Here's a guide to help you.
http://www.earthguild.com/products/knitcroc/marypat/hatcalc.htm

And yes, the larger the size the longer you make it.